URL blockingFebruary 1, 2007 at 11:28 am | Posted in Ramblings | 8 Comments
Sometimes you need to download a useful program from the internet, say Google Talk, and install it on your PC at work. And suddenly you are confronted with company policies about certain url’s that are blocked. I very well understand that you shouldn’t visit the Playboy site during working hours, but sometimes these url filters really become annoying. Of course I could have downloaded Google Talk from a different site that wasn’t filtered, but there is another straightforward approach:
- Just do a ping
tracerouteto the site you want to visit. I used this website to do that on-line.
- The Google IP address I got was: 18.104.22.168
- I entered http://22.214.171.124/gtalk in my browser and happily downloaded Google Talk.
Disclaimer: this approach is probably not going to work if your company uses a somewhat smarter url blocking program than mine. Secondly: I’m not encouraging anyone to visit sites that your company probably has blocked for a very good reason.